John wrote:Just learned from Dr. Ben Carson on Fox News that immigrants from Nigeria and Ghana have no wealth gap with whites in America, because of their hard work culture.
This is never mentioned by liberals because it violates their narrative.
Dataphtye wrote:Nigeria is 11th in West Africa and 100th out of 163 countries globally. Nigeria has an income inequality of 1 to 14 for the top 10% to the bottom 50% of the population and 1 to 37 for the top 1% to the bottom 50%.
Borgenproject wrote:Wealth disparity in Ghana is extreme. The top 10% of Ghanaians consume more than the bottom 60%, and the lowest 10% only consume only 2%
Aspen Institute wrote:(On the US.) By 2021, the top 10% of households by net worth owned 70% of the country's wealth. Between 2007 and 2019, household wealth declined for all but the top 20%, despite a historic period of GDP growth. The wealth divide is further explained by differences in ownership of key assets and debts.
I suspect that immigrants going to Nigeria and Ghana are doing so to take advantage of a good opportunity. Immigrants to the US are moving to avoid hardship and oppression. Fox, thanks to the Dominion discovery, will clearly lie to the people to tell them what they want to hear. Thus they increase ratings and as a result advertising. For many at Fox, it is all about the money. Yet, I mostly believe them this time. It is a case of apples and oranges. The people are immigrating for very different reasons.
But I did take a look at the wealth divide numbers. The answers came from divergent sources, likely with different methodologies and agendas. They should be taken with a grain of salt. Still, they illustrate that wealth inequality is a global problem. A few have absurdly much, while many have little or nothing, I assume it is much the same elsewhere, hardly unique to the three countries.
This does not seem to have risen to a crisis issue this time around. Issues like BLM, Covid, the Big Lie, the insurrection, China's troubles and the Ukraine war have been much more to the foreground. Yet, I have a feeling that come the next crisis, a few people taking most of the wealth will be a big priority and target. The Democrats do talk about taxing the rich. In any given issue, you have to expect the Democrats backing the people and labor, the Republicans backing the elites and corporations. Some movement in either direction has taken place under various administrations. But this has been a sideshow compared to the big issues? I suspect it won’t be next time around.